Order of Canada
Donald M. Deacon, O.C., M.C., B.A.
|Donald M. Deacon, O.C., M.C., B.A.
|Officer of the Order of Canada
||May 8, 2003
||October 30, 2004
|A man of vision and determination, Donald Deacon worked for the betterment of his province and his region. Called an inspired leader, he worked with communities, businesses and government agencies to create the province-wide Confederation Trail, part of the TransCanada Trail and a major tourist attraction. Deeply concerned about the welfare of others, he served as president of the Prince Edward Island Red Cross and as a director of the SmartRisk Foundation, an organization dedicated to injury prevention. In addition, this skilled negotiator was a former governor and chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.
This was a promotion within the Order.
|Member of the Order of Canada
||June 29, 1987
||October 28, 1987
| Former provincial politician and Deputy Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, this successful businessman, who now resides in Prince Edward Island, is keenly interested in the youth of his community. Involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada since 1950, he is presently National Commissioner of this organization, as well as Assistant Provincial Commissioner (P.E.I.) for Venturers, the older youth section of the Boy Scouts.
|Deceased on September 16, 2003.